Martin Luther King

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The women who shaped Malcolm X
Around the anniversary of his death, we spoke to the civil rights icon’s daughter about the women who were a vital influence on him

Aina J Khan

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks
It was a spring afternoon in 1955 when a teenager’s spontaneous act of defiance changed US history. Why did it take 40 years for her to get any credit?

Oliver Laughland

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'We still have a choice': Bernice King calls for non-violent activism in dangerous time
Minister and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr warns against violence both physical and spoken amid pandemic, racism and insurrection

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Jan, 2021 @11:07 PM

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MLK/FBI review – state-sanctioned harassment of a hero
This clever documentary explores the security service’s tireless attempts to discredit Martin Luther King

Simran Hans

16, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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MLK/FBI review – startling study of the war against Martin Luther King
This documentary throws the bureau’s appalling dirty-tricks campaign into sharp focus but is frustratingly reticent on other, more contentious issues

Peter Bradshaw

14, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Christianity's long history in fighting for social justice | Letters
Letters: Belief-based groups have a strong record in campaigning for reform, writes Zaki Cooper, while Rev Matthew Smith points to the part all denominations of Christianity have played in supporting the fabric of society


03, Jan, 2021 @4:41 PM

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‘It took its toll’: the terrible legacy of Martin Luther King’s fight with the FBI
In his new film MLK/FBI, Sam Pollard lays bare the injustices the FBI heaped on the civil rights leader, but paints a picture of a complex man dealing with his personal life and its baggage alongside his political beliefs

Charles Bramesco

31, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2021
Biographies of Philip Roth and DH Lawrence, and the curious death of Robert Maxwell

Rachel Cooke

27, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Death penalty kills belief that people can change | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the rushed executions of death row prisoners in the last days of the Trump presidency


20, Dec, 2020 @5:45 PM

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The big picture: a hands-on Martin Luther King
Leonard Freed’s image of the civil rights leader is a rare optimistic moment in a series on racial injustice in 60s America

Tim Adams

11, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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1968: the year that set the world on fire | William Boyd
Struggles for black justice, clashes between police and protestors, a Republican president running on a law and order ticket... a look at an extraordinary year that echoes in 2020

William Boyd

10, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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‘He was extremely radical’: MLK’s children on their father's life and George Floyd's death
Martin and Bernice King have continued their father’s legacy, protesting for civil rights. They discuss Black Lives Matter, their ongoing grief and the upcoming March on Washington

Oliver Laughland

27, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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